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Ixiaro Side Effects

Generic Name: japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated

Note: This document contains side effect information about japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ixiaro.

For the Consumer

Applies to japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated: intramuscular suspension

Along with its needed effects, japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated (the active ingredient contained in Ixiaro) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated:

More Common

Less Common

  • Body aches or pain
  • difficulty breathing
  • ear congestion
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • sneezing

Incidence Not Known

  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

Some side effects of japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

  • Difficulty moving
  • joint pain
  • muscle cramps or stiffness
  • swollen joints

Less Common

  • Back pain
  • pain, itching, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
  • rash

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to japanese enceph vacc sa14-14-2, inactivated: intramuscular suspension

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.[Ref]


Musculoskeletal side effects have included myalgia and back pain.[Ref]


Local side effects have included pain, tenderness, pruritus, erythema, induration, and edema.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included nasopharyngitis, rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infection, pharyngolaryngeal pain, and cough.[Ref]


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.[Ref]


General side effects have included fatigue, influenza-like illness, and pyrexia.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included rash.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Ixiaro (Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine SA14-14-2)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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